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Contract for a Grant

Before the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania executes a grant contract, you must be registered and maintain the currency of your organization’s information in the federal System for Award Management (

In addition, the following information is collected:

About Registration

LSTA Statewide Library Service award recipients must maintain the currency of their information (which includes financial and banking information) in the federal System for Award Management ( This requires that the LSTA Statewide Library Service award recipient review and update the information at least annually after its initial registration, or more frequently if required by changes in the recipient’s information, or if other guidance is received.

Your SAM registration must be active at the time OCL executes the LSTA Statewide Library Service’s grant contract.  The registration must remain active throughout the award and reporting period.

About the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA)

FFATA requires that information on federal awards (grants and contracts) be available to the public in a single searchable website, 

About the Assurances – Non-Construction Programs Form

All applicants must complete an “Assurances – Non-Construction Programs” form to apply for federal funding of non-construction projects.  It provides the federal government with your organization’s assurance that it complies with a variety of federal requirements and programs.

About Internet Safety Certification

If applicable to the grant, all LSTA award recipients must certify compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (20 U.S.C. § 9134(f)(1) et seq).